Language - Swedish with English Subtitles or Dubbed in English
Genre - Foreign Horror/Drama
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 114 minutes
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who wrote both the novel that the movie is based upon as well as the screenplay for the film)
Cast Includes: Kare Hedebrant (as Oskar) and Lina Leandersson (as Eli)
Rated: 3 Skulls
Twelve-year-old Oskar, the constant target of bullies, spends his time plotting revenge and collecting news items about the grisly murders plaguing his town. Things change for Oskar when he meets new girl Eli - a misfit vampire who steals his heart. As a serial killer continues to prey on teen boys in the small village outside Stockholm, Sweden, Eli helps Oskar find the courage to stand up to his tormentors.
I have been eagerly awaiting today's DVD release of this film, as I have heard nothing but great things about it. Every review that I have read has praised the film! Countless folks have stated that it is one of the best vampire films ever made!
Either I missed something completely or I just didn't get it, as I do not see everyone's fascination with this film. It was okay - an all right movie, however it is far from the best!
I really, really HATE to say this, but this may be an American Re-Make that has the potential to be better than the original that it was based upon. [for those unaware, and American Re-Make is scheduled for a 2010 release date - simply titled Let Me In]